Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V03150234
Treatment of benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can lead to severe morbidity and potentially be fatal if untreated. A subgroup of patients treated for alcohol withdrawal symptoms will exhibit symp-toms resistant to first-line treatment with benzodiazepines. The understanding of benziodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawl symptoms has increased with new knowledge of implicated neuroreceptors and possible treatment methods. This article aims to elucidate the patient population and the existing methods of treatment.